Judith Herb College of Education

Poster Printing

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HP DesignJet Z9 Large Format Printer

HP DesignJet Z3200

The Carver Center offers poster printing free of charge for members of the College of Education and currently has an HP DesignJet Z9+ 44” large format printer. This 12-ink HP Designjet, with new HP 73 Chromatic Red ink, delivers long-lasting gallery-quality prints in black and white and color.  It enables easy calibration and profiling with its embedded spectrophotometer and also delivers great ink efficiency.  Creative professionals who want to produce accurate gallery-quality black-and-white and color prints easily, consistently, and cost-effectively.

Currently, we are able to print up to 36" wide posters on 26 lb. HP Bond paper.  Posters must be used for educational purposes.  To request use of the poster printer, please send your file(s) in Powerpoint or PDF format to carvercenter@utoledo.edu along with a brief description of the poster and requested poster size.

A research poster is something that students may be asked to design and present at conferences, forums or symposiums. These posters are typically 36 x 48 inches and displayed on a large screen (TV, projector) or on a poster board. These can be designed in several applications available in the Carver Center including Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, etc. Below you will find a variety of resources to assist with your poster project. It is important to remember that a research poster is an advertisement into yourself and your research. A well designed poster will draw in people and allow you to network with others interested in your field.   


Designing Conference Posters

This site offers tips on design and presentation of your research poster.


NYU Libraries: Create a Research Poster

This site has a basic overview of what makes a well designed poster, software to use, and poster examples.


Academia Stack Exchange

Forum post on poster creation best practices.


University of South Carolina - Good Poster Design



Free Research Poster Templates

Customizable templates in a variety of colors for research posters.


General Poster Templates


University of Toledo Graphics Standards Manual

This manual provides users with the information for proper use of the UT logo and other elements such as fonts and colors.


Poster Design and Layout

This manual gives examples of good font pairings, typefaces, color, etc.



Poster Example from Penn State University


Poster Examples from Dartmouth University


Last Updated: 11/9/20